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    Sale 7601

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 234

    Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

    Häuser und Bäume in Sellin

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
    Häuser und Bäume in Sellin
    signed, dated and inscribed 'Kurt Schwitters 1923. Häuser und Bäume in Sellin.' (lower left on the artist's mount)
    collage with card, paper and wood on paper laid down on the artist's mount
    image: 7 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. (18.7 x 12.3 cm.)
    mount: 12½ x 8 5/8 in. (31.7 x 22.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1923


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    Provenance

    Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker, by descent from the artist, possibly until 1980 (Oeuvre-Nr.: 1923, 1154 U).
    Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, by 1980.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    K. Orchard & I. Schulz (eds.), Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, 1923-1936, Hanover, 2003, no. 1145 (illustrated p. 60).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Grand Palais FIAC, Galerie Gmurzynska, Kurt Schwitters, October 1980, no. 12 (illustrated p. 66).